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Title Whale rider / South Pacific Pictures, ApolloMedia, Pandora Film present in association with the New Zealand Film Production Fund, the New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air and sponsored by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen ; written & directed by Niki Caro ; producers, Tim Sanders, John Barnett, Frank Hübner.
Pub Info Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003]
Rating
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS 
 Nantucket-Childrens  J DVD WHA     AVAILABLE
 Truro-Childrens Coll.  J DVD WHA     AVAILABLE
 Barnstable (Sturgis) Adult  DVD WHA     AVAILABLE
 Bourne-Adult Collection  DVD WHA     DUE 10-23-21
 Brewster-Adult Collection  DVD WHALE     AVAILABLE
 CCCC Instructional Media  IMS PN1997 .W435B 2003 DVD   CAMPUS USE ONL  LIB USE ONLY
 CCCC Instructional Media  IMS PN1997 .W435A 2003 DVD   CAMPUS USE ONL  LIB USE ONLY
 Centerville Adult  DVD Whale     AVAILABLE
 Chilmark Adult Collection  DVD DRAMA W 263     AVAILABLE
 Dennis Memorial - Adult  DVD 121     AVAILABLE

Edition Special edition.
Descript 1 videodisc (approximately 101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1 Dolby digital 2.0 rda
widescreen presentation in the original Aspect Ration 2.35:1
laser optical rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion picture.
System Det DVD, region1, widescreen; Dolby digital 5.1, Dolby surround 2.0.
Note Closed-captioned; soundtrack in English with optional English and Spanish subtitles.
Cast Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis.
Credits Director of photography, Leon Narbey ; editor, David Coulson ; music, Lisa Gerrard ; costume designer, Kirsty Cameron ; production designer, Grant Major.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Based on the book by Witi Ihimaera.
Widescreen 2.35:1.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13: parents strongly cautioned for brief language and a momentary drug reference.
Summary The Whangara Māori people believe their ancestor Paikea was saved from drowning by riding home on the back of a whale. The tribal group has since granted leadership positions to the first-born males, believing them to be descendants of Paikea. But then a young mother dies in childbirth along with her newborn male son. His twin sister survives and the little girl, Pai, is brought up by her grandparents. Learning the skills of chiefdom from her uncle, Pai shows that she possesses a natural leadership ability.
Note Special features: theatrical trailer; TV spots; behind-the-scenes featurette; filmmaker's commentary; deleted scenes with optional director commentary; soundtrack showcase; Te Waka: building the canoe; Art and photo gallery.
Access For private home use only.
Awards BAFTA Awards, 2003: Best Feature Film.
San Francisco International Film Festival, 2003: Audience Award Best - Narrative Feature (Niki Caro).
Contents Special features: 16x9 widescreen presentation -- Director commentary -- Theatrical trailer and TV spots -- TeWaka: Building the canoe featurette -- Behind the scens of Whale Rider -- Deleted scenes with optiiional commentary -- Whale Ricer: The soundtrack showcase -- Art and photo gallery -- Scene selection -- Language: English 5.1 Dolby digital ; English 2.0 Dolby surround -- Subtitles: English.
Subject Ihimaera, Witi, 1944- -- Film adaptations.
Ihimaera, Witi, 1944- -- Film adaptations.
Grandparent and child -- New Zealand -- Whangara -- Drama.
Whales -- Drama.
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Drama.
Rangatira. (Nz)reo2275
Chiefdoms -- New Zealand -- Whangara -- Drama.
Genre DVD-Video discs.
Feature films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feminist films.
Add Author Caro, Niki, 1967- film director, screenwriter.
Sanders, Tim (Film producer), film producer.
Barnett, John, 1945- film producer.
Huebner, Frank, film producer.
Castle-Hughes, Keisha, 1990- actor.
Paratene, Rawiri, actor.
Haughton, Vicky, actor.
Curtis, Cliff, 1968- actor.
Coulson, David, 1955- film editor.
Gerrard, Lisa, composer.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Ihimaera, Witi, 1944- Whale rider.
Newmarket Films, film distributor.
South Pacific Pictures (Firm), film production company.
ApolloMedia (Firm), film production company.
Pandora Film (Firm), film production company.
New Zealand Film Production Fund, film production company.
New Zealand Film Commission, film production company.
NZ On Air, film production company.
Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH, film production company.
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Add Title Whale rider (Motion picture)
ISBN 1404943722
9781404943728
1404943714
9781404943711
Stndrd # 043396022720
043396022744
043396022713
Music # 02272 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
02274 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
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